Mrs. Lucette Ambroise
was the sister of Monsignor Joseph Lafontant, Bishop of Port-Au-Prince.
She was married to Jean-Jacques Dessalines Ambroise, a well-known
educator and co-founder of the communist party PPLN (Parti
Populaire de La Liberation Nationale). On August 3, 1965,
Duvalier's henchmen - Elois Maitre (chief of the Secret Police
of Duvalier), Lt. Gregoire Figaro, Lt. Edouard Guillot - invaded
her residence , in search of her husband. At that moment Alix
Ambroise was waiting for his cousin Jean-Jacques who was mentoring
Alix's son Rudy. The Duvalier henchmen proceeded with the
arrest of every one in the house including Jean Jacques whom
they met on their way out. Lt. Gregoire Figaro brutally dragged
Jean-Jacques into the trunk of a car headed for Police Headquarters.
Still in his teens, Rudy Ambroise, was released when Jean
Jacques was captured, but his father Alix spent several hours
under custody. He was interrogated by Lt. Son Tassy and later
released without being tortured. Lucette, who was seven months
pregnant, was never to be seen again. She was allegedly killed
on the same day.